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of that car. we are told it was a burgundy car with a green trunk and hood, possibly, possibly a pontiac grand prix but as you might guess police in the city of chester are fanned out from this area right now trying to hunt down that car, the driver of a burgundy car, green trunk and hood. again, possibly a pontiac grand prix but again, an officer injured this afternoon right there in chester in a hit and run, doing okay right now by all reports but a very active investigation under way in the city of chester this afternoon. >> yes and we take a look from chopper 6hd you can see his bicycle, his motorcycle still in the road and we're following another incident in chester at this hour. this one started early this morning with an fbi raid on a local home but agents say when they went end side, they were confronted by a man with a gun. the shooting started and now that suspect is dead and we're learning more about why agents were there in the first place. "action news" reporter trish hartman has been on the
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scene all day. she joins us live with the very latest. trish. >> reporter: well, sharrie, investigators are still here on highland avenue about 10 hours after this agent-involved shooting took place. take a look at the scene behind me. the police tape is still up and agents and investigators are still loading evidence into that crime scene unit here on highland avenue in front of the home. police say when federal agents came to the home to serve a child pornography warrant a man inside showed a gun, shots were exchanged and the man was killed. federal and local investigators swarmed the scene taking pictures and evidence from the home on highland avenue in chester where police say a man pulled a gun on federal agents serving a child pornography warrant. >> at 6 o'clock in the morning the gun shots. when the cops hollering get down on the ground, get down on the ground. >> reporter: neighbors say they heard a lot of gun shots weren't disturbed to find out one of their neighbors of more than 20 years was killed by
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federal agents. >> back to back, back to back, no pause in them back to back. you seen the flashes and everything. >> reporter: as she took cell phone video after the shooting she said she saw the agents bring the man's mother out of the home in pink pajamas in shock. they put her in a vehicle. neighbors say the family, a man and his parents were quiet but friendly. >> this is definitely a shock to all of us because you can ask anybody around here and they'll tell you that they were nice people for real, nice people. >> reporter: sheila williams son with 10 children of her own was disturbed to hear this whole thing started with a child pornography raid. >> it's scary. i don't let them go far anyway but it is very scary. >> reporter: now, the name of that man who was killed today was not released. covering to the fbi, the agent-involved shootings are normally investigated by a team from fbi headquarters in washington, d.c. that review usually takes
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several months we're told and the agents typically stay on active duty during that process. we're live in chester, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." brian and sharrie. >> all right, trish, thank you very much. what a difference a day makes. soaking rain yesterday, blue skies out there today as we get our first check of the accuweather forecast. >> a big difference. let's go outside to meteorologist adam joseph. hi, adam. >> we're dry right now but wet weather will be moving in over the upcoming weekend but we went from dry to drenched pretty quickly. most of the summer season, we're talking july 1st through september 9th, a 71 day stretch in philadelphia, we saw just over 4-inches of rain in that entire time span. yesterday alone in a matter of 12 hours, we picked up more rain than we did in the previous 71 days. at the airport 4.7-inches of rain. as we look at satellite and radar, sunshine returned during the mid morning hours and then the clouds bubbled back up. now that sunshine is returning once again especially north
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and west of philadelphia and heavy cloud cover as you work south and east closer to dover and atlantic city. but the temperatures are feeling pretty good with lower humidity. 82 in allentown, 81 in philadelphia, 78 in millville, but as we look at double scan live radar low pressure developing and that's what's going to bring a round of rain for part of your weekend. alicia i'll have the timing on what to expect with that rain coming up in that full accuweather forecast. >> all right, adam, thank you. it is a somber solemn day across america, 14 years since the terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 innocent lives. today we stop, we reflect, we remember 9/11. the sacrifice, the loss and the heroism in new york, pennsylvania and washington, d.c. >> ♪ >> reporter: 14 years have come and gone but on this day the wounds just as deep as they were in 2001, nearly 3,000 lives lost but never forgotten. in lower manhattan, family and friends gathered at the
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freedom tower in the footprint of the world trade center's twin towers. >> it's a wonderful opportunity to come here and get closure, feel close to everyone that's gone through the same thing that we have. >> reporter: and they do every year. they read the names of the lives lost there. >> and my cousin, firefighter michael edward roberts, i love you and miss you every day, michael. >> reporter: time has passed but the memories of those who never made it home that day are still very fresh. >> i just want to celebrate like at least my uncle's life. he was a great person and sadly he -- his daughter was a year and half years old. >> reporter: when the plane struck the north tower at 8:46 a.m. at the pentagon an american flag was unfurled and near shanksville, pennsylvania,. >> ♪ >> reporter: the bells
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tolled. the victims remembered one by one. >> my father, donald, freeman green,. >> reporter: and an address from pennsylvania governor tom wolf. >> what they did save countless lives in washington, d.c. what they did averted a terrible tragedy that would have taken place there had they not acted as they did here. >> reporter: and also today at the white house, the president and first lady along with the white house staff also observing a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and brian as the years go on, the pain certainly still there and still very fresh for everyone across this country. >> that's right. never gets much easier alicia. thanks very much. tickets for the events surrounding pope francis' visit were gone in here minutes earlier this week and now some people are trying to capitalize on those hot items for big returns. a quick search on craigslist revealed post after post of people selling tickets to papal events.
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these tickets were made available by the world meeting of families for free. philadelphia d.a. seth williams says it is illegal for individuals to scalp tickets. he says only licensed ticketing agencies protect buyers. >> remember to go to a credible web site if they want to purchase tickets, not just by going to craigslist and hoping that not own dollar they not get assaulted when they go to that home but that the tickets are valid. >> the archdiocese of philadelphia issued the following statement on the matter. it reads in part "papal tickets are never intendd to be sold. when we became aware we reported the matter to local law enforcement. we also reached tout to ebay and craigslist asking that any sales be halted. we're delighted to see that ebay has halted the sale of these tickets. scalping of tickets for papal events is shameful and reprehensible ." >> the boardwalk is ready to welcome a new miss america come sunday. the contestants are in town and they've already been competing. eva pilgrim is work this story
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live in atlantic city where this weekend the tradition continues. hi, eva. >> reporter: hey, sharrie. yeah, you can see behind me they've already set up the chairs for the show me your shoes parade. that is tomorrow. today contestants family and friends were taking in all the cbs3 "eyewitness news" and sounds of atlantic city includes nearing kennedy plaza. everybody when they come to atlantic city for miss america, gout to take a picture under this lady with the crown . >> [laughter] >> ♪ there she is, miss america ♪ >> reporter: it's the moment so many little girls have dreamed of. >> praying one day i would be on that stage. >> reporter: claire mcconnell is here from tennessee to support her friend who happens to be miss tennessee, it's her first time doing ac. >> we ate out white house subs and we're eating at angelo's tonight. >> reporter: now the girls are getting ready for the big night while waiting to find out who makes the final cut to compete for the crown sunday. earlier today miss america held its inaugural 9/11 military appreciation concert.
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on september 11th 2001, contestants were competing for miss america and they had to decide whether the show should go on. they decided to go forward and today they decided to honor all the victims and first responders with this concert. >> didn't what happened to disrespect the moment that was going on and what was happening to our country by having what people may see as a pageant but then you didn't want to give in to the terrorists by removing an american way of life. >> reporter: a part of american life and history that young women still aspire to today. >> just to know that miss tennessee is actually a real girl and not just the girl that i pictured on tv. >> reporter: and i would just like to point out that i fit per he if he can'tly under the crown here at the statue. there's all kinds of fun miss america events this weekend, some of them free. that show me your shoes parade kicks off tomorrow here on the boardwalk at 5 o'clock. live in atlantic city, eva pilgrim channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> i think you make a perfect
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miss america, eva. [laughter] >> reporter: all right, thanks. >> 6abc is the place to be for all the glitz and glamour of the miss america pageant this weekend. our coverage begins sunday night at 8 o'clock. join matt o'donnell karen rogers and melissa magee along with former miss america kristening a land live from the atlantic city boardwalk. also then at and in it's the 2016 miss america pageant now in its 95th year and don't forget to stay tuned for "action news" once it's all over. >> well, i think it's over before it began, eva clearly has the thing locked up. >> she's the winner. >> time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report. >> let's go live to autumn marisa in for matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> i'm a huge miss america buff. been watching traffic very closely to see how long it's going to take me tow get to atlantic city this weekend. fortunately i'm not on the schuylkill expressway because we have an accident. it happened around 2:30 this afternoon on the westbound lanes right at 30th street station. all lanes were blocked for awhile. now the left lane is blocked.
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police are out there doing an investigation. so you see that the westbound lanes aren't looking too badly. that's because it's taking the vehicles awhile to get through that accident but if you're back there, at university there's about a 20 minute wait now to get through that point. so, keep that in mind on the schuylkill. moving over to the big picture you can see speeds across the region dropping down into the teens, slow going if you're on those southbound lanes of the blue route. also making your way out to 422 in the westbound lanes, you can expect to tap the brakes there as well. let's take a look at 95. 95 in those southbound lanes from woodhaven down to the vine street expressway taking you a little bit of time right now because we do have an accident out there. and also in chester, sharrie and brian were mentioning the hit and run accident. we have police out there investigating. this is at fourth and wharton avenue. stick to third or fourth to get around that. we'll bring you an update in the next half hour. back to you sharrie and brian. >> sounds good, autumn. thank you. still ahead, 11 shootings in less than two weeks on the same arizona highway but today police may finally have a
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break in the case. >> plus, a remarkably candid interview with vice president joe biden. what he said about the death of his son, beau and how it's affecting his decision about whether he should run for president. >> and he was robbed on the street at gun point but for the criminals, that just wasn't enough. what they made their victim do next that turned the night into a crime spree against one man. >> ♪
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>> "action news" is following new developments surrounding the freeway shootings in arizona. authorities are questioning a man in connection with the crime. detectives say the questioning could go on for hours but so far the man has not been arrest heed or charged. 11 vehicles have been shot in the past 13 days. the most recent incident involved a commercial truck yesterday morning. >> well, it's a very candid and emotional interview with vice president joe biden giving us a glimpse into just how he's grappling with grief as he weighs a possible
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presidential run. appearing on the late show with stephen colbert last night, biden said that at times he's overwhelmed by his son's death. beau biden died in may after a battle with brain cancer. the vice president says he doesn't think anyone has a right to run for president unless they're willing to give it 110 percent and right now he says he's not so sure he can do that. >> i don't think any man or woman should run for president unless, number one, they know exactly why they would want to be president and, two, they can look at the folks out there and say i promise you, you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy and my passion to do this, and -- and i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> the vice president is expected to make a decision about whether or not to run later this month or at the
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latest early october. curious see what he has to say about that but a very emotional interview if you had a chance to watch the whole thing brian and sharrie. >> it was extraordinarily honest conversation. alicia thank you. >> time for accuweather. >> let's get to meteorologist adam joseph standing by with the accuweather forecast. >> big improvement from yesterday. we take a live look right now from the pagoda cam in reading looking west. a lot of sunshine, very comfortable temperatures, a light breeze out of the northwest and much lower humidity post all of those storms and downpours yesterday. 82 right now in allentown, 82 in reading, although the temperatures aren't all that bad there's still a little bit above normal in a couple locations but below normal as you head to the south because of thicker cloud cover so temperatures are still only in the upper 70's for millville atlantic city at the airport and trenton right now sitting at 80 degrees. we look at the dewpoints because this is the perfect number to look at if you want to know how it's going to feel when you step out.
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when it's in the 50's it's very comfortable. mid or upper 60's it's still rather humid so you can still see southern areas are trying to bleed in some of that drier air from the north and west so taking a little longer for places like the shore to feel a little more tolerable out. as we look at satellite and radar we've got a stripe of rain already increasing so one system is departing, you get a quick dry wedge and then we already have the next low pressure that will develop and work to our north and west as we get into saturday. but until then, it's a perfect night for some of those high school football games, the 6abc high school huddle game of the week is north penn versus west catholic. partly cloudy, very comfortable. 78 degrees. around the start of those particular games and at 10 o'clock, our temperature sliding to around 71. and then for the rest of the overnight hours, we're going back into the 50's in those northwestern suburbs. 60 in millville, 66 philadelphia, just a few patchy clouds out there for most of the overnight hours, and then if you're up first thing early on saturday
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morning, a decent amount of sunshine but it's not going to take long for the clouds to increase from the south and it turns rather humid tomorrow afternoon before that low pressure works to the north and west, and by 3 o'clock we start to see those scattered downpours and thunderstorms beginning to develop and it turns steadier and heavier as we get into the late afternoon and evening hours. and then that system starts to depart as we get into sunday morning. your four day at 4:00 forecast, some afternoon downpours and thunderstorms tomorrow at 82 degrees. and even though the rain ends on early sunday morning, it stays rather cloudy at 77 degrees, maybe a spitting shower in the afternoon but the steady rain is long gone here on sunday and then monday it's breezy, pleasant with temperatures of 76 and then quickly warming with sunshine on tuesday at 82 degrees and we're looking at another very warm dry stretch as we get into the rest of next week. we'll have that seven day coming up in the next half hour. >> sounds good. adam thank you. we want to return to the scene of our breaking news
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this afternoon in the city of chester where a police officer was struck in a hit and run crash. >> our jeff is on the scene where this happened. jeff, bring us the latest hey, brian and sharrie. we are learning that the officer is okay. he has some bumps and bruises but is at the hospital is that conscious and is talking to dock course. that's the most important thing. if you look behind me you can see where this all played out. it happened just before 3 o'clock. now, we aren't sure the details of how this happened but what we do know is a car hit the officer who was riding this motorcycle and that car took off. now, police tell us they are looking for a burgundy car, possibly a grand prix pontiac grand prix. now, here is the part that should be easy for the public to spot. this burgundy car has a green trunk and hood. we're told it might be a late 90's, early 2000's pontiac grand prix with a green trunk and a green hood.
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now, right now as we told you the officer is at crozer chester doing just fine. police now searching for the man or for -- excuse me, for the driver who hit this car. this search under way right now. of course, if you know anything about that vehicle, you're asked to call police. you can dial chester police right at 911. we are live in chester city, jeff channel6 "action news." >> fortunate that car should be relatively easy to spot. up next, we're getting ready for the city and the papal visit but what about the suburbs? coming up at 4:30 we'll have a live report on montgomery county's plan. >> but up next, they held him at gun point, made him take money from an atm and even went back to his house to steal his things. now police are asking for your help to catch the people responsible for one man's terrifying ordeal. >> and real tips on a really fab life from super model tyra banks and her fellow lifestyle lifts on the new abc show fab life coming up a sneak peek
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and a selfie session from the queen of the runway you won't want to miss coming up.
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>> the lamp hest wildfire burning in california is threatening more homes in fresno county today. police ordered another round of evacuations there. they also cleared visitors and staff from king's canyon national park. crews are trying to keep the flames from sweeping through an ancient grove of giant sequoia trees in that park. investigators determined that lightning sparked that fire back in july. it has charred more than one 70's square miles. police in east oak lane need your help today finding two suspects who robbed a man at gun point then forced him to a store and back to his house. it happened wednesday night just before 7 o'clock. police gave us this surveillance video from inside a store at fifth and oak lane. they say the suspect had already pulled the gun on the victim and robbed him. then inside the store they made him withdraw $120. after that, they went to his
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house, took a tablet and a laptop, then stole his bicycles and rode away. police are asking anyone who might recognize the suspects to please call them. >> to if this news now, a look at the day's closing numbers and all of the arrows pointing north. all green arrows here. the dow closing up more than a hundred points, its nasdaq up more than 26 and the s & p 500 up nearly nine points closing out a good day this friday. veterans of all ages had a chance to network with more than 30 area employers at the coatesville va medical center today. they attended the welcome home veterans job fair. va officials were also there to make sure that veterans understood the benefits that they've earned through their service. organizers say they chose to hold the fair today to honor the lives lost on september 11th 2001 by helping those who fought for our freedom. well, the back to school celebrations are still under way this week as some downingtown students got things started on a fun note.
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today was the first day at the 21st century charter school. it's one of the state's top schools for computer learning. students, parents and teachers kicked off the school year with a picnic. arts, crafts and outdoor games were all part of today's fun. the school nurse was also on hand to help perform some of the health screenings. still ahead from free boat rides to free hair cuts, we have a jam packed addition of he freebie friday coming up. >> and the fab life. christie teigen and her husband singer john legend may not have kids yet but the model already has one part of her parenting plan mapped out pretty well. no hot nannies. she says that. why she's taking a stand against attractive female employees.
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>> ♪ >> it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with breaking news out of chester today. right now police are searching for the driver who hit a chester police officer's motorcycle, then kept on driving. it happened at the intersection of morton and fourth streets just before 3 o'clock this afternoon. the officer was rushed to chester crozerer is hospital. officials say he is conscious, alert and talking with doctors right now. pretty much just bumps and bruises. now police are looking for a black male driving a late 90's to early 2000's burgundy pontiac. we're told it has a green trunk and possibly the hood is green as well. if you spot the driver or that car, please call chester police immediately. of course we're following this story and all of the breaking
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news surrounding it. we'll get you the very latest as soon as we get it. >> in other news, two weeks from today the city of philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs will be on the precipice of the papal visit and as of right now we are just 14 days and 16 hours away from pope francis' arrival. though much of the talk has been centered around center city the holy father will actually be staying in montgomery county. and that requires just as much preparation and planning. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live in wynnewood with an update on the county's strategy. vern. >> reporter: good evening, sharrie. montgomery county officials today declared themselves ready to not only to protect pope francis but their entire montgomery county population as well. it's only a matter of fine tuning now. >> we're very grateful to the first responders for the work that they've done to put this together and ensure the safety and well being of the people of montgomery county. >> reporter: emergency first
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responders from 50 municipalities in montgomery county attended today's summit to hear the county lay out the elaborate game plan for security during the papal visit. the primary focus is on the saint charles seminary, the pope's headquarters and home during his whirlwind and one night stay. security around the massive acreage will be massive. police swat teams and all local police lands on deck and it even more. >> we'll be such policemenned by the pennsylvania national guard in an excess of 200 national guardsmen on both days. >> reporter: lankenau hospital is ready for any possible emergencies. the law enforcement community is preparing for all sorts of possibilities. >> we will have trained bomb technicians from our unit, the atf and pennsylvania state police. >> reporter: there will be emergency medical teams in many locations with various operation centers disbursed all over montgomery county's 480,000 square miles. only four septa stations in montgomery county will be operational on the pope weekend.
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amidst all these worst case scenario preparations there's the hope it won't be necessary to employ any of them. >> as of this date the fbi has no information to indicate a specific threat that is direct or that has -- is associated with the visit of the pope. >> reporter: sharrie, there will be links to all the key montgomery county security measures depth by department on the county's web site. live in wynnewood, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vern, thanks for the update. and we are posting constant updates related to the papal visit on our special twitter account. follow at 6abc pope for the very latest developments on the pope's historic visit to philadelphia. >> the coast guard says it is no longer searching for the pilot whose small plane crashed off the coast of atlantic city yesterday. officials say they reached the difficult decision to suspend efforts after covering 83 square miles in 22 hours. the national transportation safety board found it was no
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radio communication from that michigan-based pilot for the final two hours of the flight. they say the mooney m20 single engine aircraft flew past atlantic city international airport at 20,000 feet yesterday, then rapidly descended at a pace of nearly 6,000 feet a minute until crashing. the pilot identified as 68-year-old dr. michael moore had more than 40 years of flying experience. a former youth football coach will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting several children in north philadelphia. today a judge sentenced leon watson to 114 to 228 years behind bars. prosecutors said he met his victims while coaching for two local teams. a jury convicted watson in january of molesting five young boys along with a 21-year-old mentally disabled adult. >> well, the city of philadelphia held a special commemoration ceremony today
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honoring those who were lost 14 years ago on 9/11. >> in memory of 23 new york city police officers who gave their lives. >> from paren bell ringing (. >> in memory of 37 port authority. >> a touching and reflective occasion as first responders and every day citizens were remembered today. firefighters and police marched through olde city to honor the fallen. the procession ended with a ceremony at the betsy ross house where several city leaders made remarks including mayor michael nutter. >> ♪ >> beautiful. the breath taking voice of philadelphia high school junior jahada washington marked the end of this morning's ceremony at philadelphia international airport before the star
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spangled banner employees, police officers and t.s.a. agents observed a moment of silence. the solemn event also included remarks also from mayor michael nutter as well as a number of airport officials. >> touching tribute and quite a voice from that young lady. from our delaware news room today police say they arrested a plan for running a large prescription drug ring out of his house in wilmington. they executed a search warrant on the 300 block of mansion road and this is what they found, nearly 100 oxycodone pills, several fentanyl patches normally used on surgery patients, 83 grams of marijuana and a stash of cash. 52-year-old charles longacre was arrested and charged with selling all those drugs. >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us now i needed my umbrella yesterday big time but today -- >> today, no. but i hope you have it nearby because you may have to break it out again by tomorrow afternoon. but for now as we take a look live at the center city sky6 from our temple university camera, the sunshine is back
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out. 81 degrees is the air temperature. the dewpoint lower. so, it's more comfortable at 60 with those north-northwesterly winds at 8 miles an hour. as we head to atlantic city, still a lot of clouds down the shore right now, 76 degrees and humid with a dewpoint in the upper 60's but that northerly wind trying to dry it out even at that -- at the shore and the water temperature still pretty pleasant at 76 degrees. but over the weekend, this is what we're looking at for the possibility of rain anywhere between about quarter of a and inch to as much as an inch and a half in southern areas. it all depends if you get whacked by one of those heavy downpours or thunderstorms tomorrow. they'll be scattered but eventually we're going see some steady rain so another good soaking. we need it but of course not over the weekend. we'll time the rain and what to expect from when it starts to when it finishes coming up in that seven-day forecast. >> adam thanks very much. we've got some developing news out of the middle east today. and a deadly crane collapse at
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islam's holiest site. saudia arabian authorities say at least 87 people were killed today when a crane gave way on the grand mosque in the city of mecca. more than 184 others were injured. muslims from around the world have been converging on that city and that mosque in particular for the annual haj. there's no word on what caused that crane to collapse. >> back to the visit of pope francis. a special papal choir will perform for the pope when he comes to philadelphia and the members are singers from across our very own region. "action news" anchor rick williams is in the news room with more on this. hi, rick. >> hi, sharrie, that's right, four members of the saint gregory the great church in hamilton township were selected to be a part of the choir. they've been practicing a lot and it's really been paying off. >> ♪ susie, john, emma and david meet with the full papal choir every monday night to
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rehearse. the group is learning 20 songs and some are 19 different languages. coming up tonight at 5 o'clock, new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the full story of the growing excitement for this chosen group of church singers. just one of the stories we're working on for you when we see you on "action news at 5 o'clock. until then, back to the studio and we'll see you guys later, sharrie. >> rick, thanks. well, the sound an ancient horn rang in the jewish new year a little early today in cherry hill. >> ♪ well, "action news was there as the shofar was blown for boys and girls at the katz community center. the ram's horn is traditionally used to usher in the start of rosh hashanah which begins at sundown this sunday. >> they are fab entire are a banks and friends will see you here on 6abc this coming monday, five experts with the tips and tricks to your most
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fabulous you yet. we had a chance to dish with the stars of fab life about the big premiere. >> ♪ >> info at the same time. tainment. >> a nugget. >> yeah, a nugget. giving you nuggets, guys. >> that's lauren mac. she's the home girl next door with home decorating hacks. >> things that interior designers kind of a scary place for people, they think it's for rich people. and that's not true. >> super model and super business woman tyra banks is the executive producer who coordinated this fab team of lifestyle lifts from her fellow super model chrissy teigen taking on food. >> we don't hate her for it. >> no, no, no, she's -- this girl eats. >> to lea ashley showing us thousand dust off our inner diy. >> near a dumpster, dumpster diving. >> here you go. >> she has me in a damn did
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you dumpster and she showed me thousand make a chair and it was easy he. >> josie with fashion tips for every budget and body type. >> your size is the right size. >> i love that. we celebrate all kinds of women. >> tyra tells me the tips are usable and real. the runway queen showing us the real secret to taking a selfie sans double chin. >> you have to tuck the tummy in. push the booty back and it will help the tummy go in. >> and then. >> turtleneck out, not up out. yes, yes, and then like tilt that. click it. no, no. [laughter] >> smile. >> i don't know, i tried. one more tip from the soup model by the way who got down on the ground to demonstrate this one, low angle shot. tyra says her always the most flattering. have to give eight try. fab life premiers monday at 2:00.
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here i was thinking you had to go high looking low. all this time i've been doing it wrong. just go low. >> seems so complicated. you looked great doing it alicia. thanks very much. south jersey man got a magical surprise on "good morning america" today. 27-year-old chad juros from egg harbor township spent his free time using magic to cheer up sick kids at a local hospital. well, he had cancer as a child and his dad used magic to help him get through the tough days. but then cancer struck again when his beloved dad died from that disease. so chad's friends decided to give him the kind of smile that he has brought to so many. with a little help from his idol, david copperfield, he got the surprise of a lifetime. the action cam was there as friends and family sat up on the beach outside bally's casino. they laid down on the sand forming a picture of juros and his dad. it didn't stop there. he was also given a trip to las vegas to be david copperfield's
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special guest at one of his famous shows. >> that is awesome. >> an incredible moment. >> good for him. >> still ahead, what does the movie monsters, ink, a boat ride on the delaware and a haircut have in common? well, you can get them all for free if you stick around. >> all right. she may be a super model but fab life's chrissy teigen isn't taking any chances when it comes to her husband, john legend. why she says there's a no hot women policy when it comes to potential employees. >> okay. and meteorologist adam joseph returns with that full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 comes back.
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>> ♪ >> yesterday on "action news" at 4:00, we told you about a north carolina police officer who used compassion to talk a suicidal man down from a bridge. well, today we are hearing from that everyday hero. raleigh officer dan hicks was on his way home from work wednesday night when a call came in. a man was hanging over the
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side of a bridge preparing to jump. hicks who just happened to be near that bridge did not hesitate for a second. he he rushed to the man's side, introducing himself and saying he knew the man was hurting and he was there to help. well, to hicks' surprise, the man stepped back over the edge he and into his arms. >> i was pulling him in tight and the only thing that i said to him is that you're okay and it's over. >> well, officials say that man is now getting the treatment that he needs. officer hicks says he hopes to meet with him again some day. big talkers now and she doesn't even have kids yet but super model chrissy teigen has already laid down the law with superstar hubby john legend. no hot nannies and to that no attractive drivers or maids. that's what the host of abc's fab life told reporters that i trust john but you never know with these men. no word on whether teigen was
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somehow referring to jennifer garner and ben affleck's break allegedly for the nanny. similar story for arnold schwarzenegger. teigen says it doesn't matter was look like. sometimes cabin fever just strikes and men do the do as she says. she also added that her assistant is an attractive woman and joked she needs to keep an eye on her. fab life which starts on monday is going to be a great one because she just comes up with these things. all right. these kids today, they love theirself fees. this is emily mussen and her boyfriend johnny and they pretty much have a selfie for every occasion, getting in the car, getting out of the car, you get it. they're obsessed. well, two of their twitter followers took good notes on theirself fees and replicated them. the problem, they just happened to be mom and dad. mom nancy says, yeah, she had to give it a try, see what the fuss is all about. emily, the daughter t-posted the side by sides on twitter where they were retweeted more than 30,000 times. i don't know what you guys think, mom and dad nailed it.
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by the way, emily saying i mean, i guess this is funny. but not like over 30,000 saves funny. >> i think it's really funny. >> i do, too. mother like daughter. >> that's the kind of dad i want to be. >> do it. take notes brian. >> alicia thank you very much. let's get another check on the roads. >> let's head back over to autumn in the traffic center. >> we're having a lot of accidents on our majors today. we had one just clear here on the vine street expressway. this is the westbound lanes heading up to the ben franklin parkway. it was cakey taking out the left lane involving two vehicles. moving over to the big picture, good news on the schuylkill expressway. our accident right at 30th street station that was taking out all lanes earlier is now cleared out of the way so you're making a nice time if you're heading westbound from the vine street expressway out to the blue route. as you can see, if you're heading eastbound down into the city, from the blue route down to the vine taking you about 45 minutes right now to do that commute. and over on 95 here we are at
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cottman to that construction zone. see a little bigger travel time there on the southbound lanes. we did have an accident that just cleared at woodhaven, so hopefully we'll see that go down here in a few minutes. and out in chester we have that hit and run investigation going on at fourth and morton avenue. your alternate around that is going to be third or fourth street so keep that in mind. out to the ben franklin bridge we go. you can see a nice long line in those eastbound lanes if you're heading over to new jersey now. all the area bridges are pretty slow, so we'll keep an eye on everything and we'll bring you an update in the 5 o'clock hour. back to you, brian and sharrie. >> all right, autumn, thank you. >> meteorologist adam joseph back with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast including a little rain this weekend. not our fault. >> not our fault.
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>> ♪ >> now to meteorologist adam joseph and we salvaged a
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really nice friday but things going to go the other direction. >> downhill again. so, kind of like in a transition period right now as that drying out process but yeah we're going get wet. not the whole weekend. >> okay, good. >> kind of a small window of opportunity for rain. as we look at the action cam, we our waterways getting quite a drink yesterday anywhere between an inch to as much as 5-inches of rain in parts of our area. we've needed the rain, it's a good thing we got a couple of inches here and there and we'll add maybe up to another inch or so in a couple locations tomorrow. as we look at double scan live radar around the region, all is quiet at the present time. still south and east of philadelphia dealing with quite a bit of cloud cover at the shore. holding those temperatures into the upper 70's but it's really not a comfortable upper 70's. it's still humid at the shore as we're still trying to work in some of that dry air from the north and west but with the return of some sunshine temperatures have pushed back into the lower 80's from trenton, philadelphia, wilmington all the way up into the lehigh valley and the poconos. sunshine and 75 degrees. as we look at the satellite
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and radar, again we are dry at the present time but you can see this area to the west. another cold front and associated low pressure developing in the tennessee valley. this low is going to track just to our north and west and what that will do tomorrow is surge some more humidity our way and a chance for those downpours and there could even be an isolated severe storm in southern parts of new jersey and delaware tomorrow afternoon. but for tonight, patchy clouds, very comfortable. you're heading tout some high school football games, pretty nice and temperatures by tomorrow morning in the upper 50's north and west, 60's down the shore. we'll time the rain. tomorrow morning there will be a decent amount of sunshine to start your saturday but the clouds will quickly increase in the morning and by the early afternoon hours, some of those downpours and thunderstorms start to pop up. it turns a little more steady and heavy during the afternoon and evening hours tomorrow. i see one round of rain moving away and with the cold front low moving by in the evening hours could be another round. so, it's not an entire washout for your saturday afternoon
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into saturday night but at times it will get some pretty heavy downpours. looking at about a half inch to an inch in general. again, there could be that isolated severe storm south and east closer to the shore. then on sunday a lot of clouds will linger, limited sunshine and there could be an instability shower during the afternoon. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 82 tomorrow and on the humid side. stays rather cloudy the second half of the weekend of 77. monday breezy, pleasant, 76 degrees with low humidity. and then we quickly warm with sunshine back to 82 on tuesday and another dry stretch will be setting up and temperatures going well above average again wednesday, thursday and friday, 86 degrees for a high. if we hadn't seen as much rain as we had the last few days, we could be talking 90 again but it doesn't look that hot but again, our september that is well above normal will continue as we get into the new week, guys.
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>> all right, adam, thank you. >> uh-huh. >> freebie friday coming up next.
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>> it is a freebie friday for the whole family. first, get a free digital download of monsters ink when you create a disney movies anywhere account and you can watch it on any of your devices. get a free haircut when you donate blood. the american red cross is teaming up with sport clips for the saving lives never looked good campaign. donate blood or platelets during the month of september and get a coupon for a free haircut at the sport clips near you. just as we wind down summer head into fall, send two free yogi tea bags to a friend or hey send them to yourselfly we all like freebies. and this is a great freebie happening tomorrow on the delaware river water front.
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it's coast day which means free boat rides kayaking and pedal boating an exhibit featuring the world's largest collection of lego model ships. it is all happening tomorrow from 11:00 to 4:00 at the marina at penn's landing at columbus landing and walnut street. if i thinking you know college kids love free stuff. tomorrow it's the annual campus philly college fest. giveaways all day happening at dillworth park. check it out. >> pack those umbrellas. alicia thank you. that will do it. i'm brain brian taff. hope you'll join me along with adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is up next. >> see you tonight.
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she sounds hideous. well, she's a guy so... another reason more people stay with state farm. get to a better state. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> good evening. we begin with breaking news out of chester where a police officer was struck by a vehicle and the driver kept going. happened just before 3:00 this afternoon when the officer was riding on his motorcycle and was struck at an intersection.
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the search for the driver continues at this hour and officials have a description of the vehicle they are looking for. >> that's right. let's get the very latest from "action news" reporter jeff chirico live from the scene in chester. >> reporter: let's show the you the scene. you can see where this motorcycle ended up after it was hit by another car. police still on the scene here investigating just exactly how this crash happened. the good news, however, is the officer is going to be okay. he he just has some bumps and bruises but is talking to doctors. now, chopper six was over the scene shortly after the accident as rescue crews responded. they found the officer on his back. now, police tell me a driver of a burgundy pontiac tried to pass another vehicle to turn left from east fourth onto morton avenue. he apparently hit, clipped the motorcycle that was going the other way, knocking the officer off that motorcycle, then continued hitting another car.


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